For centuries, Astrology and Tarot have been providing answers and guidance for those who seek them. Although these two are powerful tools on their own, using both in practice yields better insights.
Unknown to many, each of the tarot cards has associations to the astrological signs. The King of Pentacles, one of the court cards, is associated with the zodiac sign, Virgo. Both Virgo and the Suit of Pentacles are heavily linked to the element of earth, which symbolizes stability, independence, and wisdom.
Various cultures throughout history studied both Tarot and Astrology because of their many benefits. It’s significant to learn more about them as individual practices to understand how they complement each other when doing astrological or tarot readings.
King of Pentacles and the Zodiac Sign Virgo
In Astrology, the twelve zodiac signs are grouped into four natural elements, called triplicities. The signs have personalities that echo the temperaments of the triplicity in which they belong.
For example, the fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) are known for their adventurous, impulsive, and assertive nature. The air signs, Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini, are the intellectual and social characters of the bunch.
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, the water signs, are renowned for their great intuition and sensitivity to emotions. Meanwhile, the earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) are known for their practicality and reliability.
Aside from Triplicities, the astrological signs can also be divided into three modalities called cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Virgo is part of the mutable group together with Sagittarius, Pisces, and Gemini. The signs belonging to this group are flexible and adaptable individuals.
Just like in Astrology, the four elements of fire, air, water, and earth also play a vital role in the divination system of the Tarot. As mentioned earlier, each tarot card is associated with one or more zodiac signs. It’s significant to learn the basics of Tarot to understand how the tarot cards and the zodiac signs complement each other in psychic readings.
There are 78 cards in a standard tarot deck. Twenty-two cards belong in the Major Arcana, while the rest belong in the Minor Arcana. The latter is divided into four suits, each consisting of 14 cards.
Each of the four suits in the Minor Arcana has a corresponding element. The Suit of Pentacles is associated with the earth element. The Suit of Cups, Suit of Swords, and Suit of Wands correspond to the elements of water, air, and fire, respectively.
Similar to astrology, the Tarot system also has three modalities: fixed, cardinal, and mutable. Every card, including the court cards of each suit, is related to a specific modality.
The Knights of the four suits belong to the fixed modality. The Queens belong to the cardinal, while the Kings are considered mutable. Hence, the King of Pentacles (also called King of Coins or King of Disks) represents the mutable earth sign, Virgo, and vice versa.
Influence of the Earth Element on the King of Pentacles
The imagery of the King of Pentacles itself shows its attunement to the earth element. The Rider-Waite-Smith deck, the most popular and perhaps most used tarot deck, depicts the King of Pentacles sitting on a throne with bull designs and carvings.
The King of Pentacles holds a scepter in his right hand and a gold coin in his left. These two symbolize power and material abundance.
His robe is decorated with vines which are also symbols of nature, prosperity, and wealth. Behind him is his castle, and at his feet lies more plants and flowers.
When this card appears in tarot readings, it often means that you have the power to turn your visions into reality, and the Universe is backing you up. After all, the element of earth denotes materialism, order, structure, and stability.
Earth is a receptive element that absorbs and works with other energies to produce, create, grow, and develop. The earth’s energy reflects the manifestation ability of the King of Pentacles (and the Suit of Pentacles in general).
Influence of the Earth Element on Virgo
The earth element in Astrology also signifies grounding, stability, and practicality, just like in the Tarot system. People born under Virgo are confident individuals who do everything to achieve their goals and aspirations in life.
Perhaps the best way to learn about the influence of the earth element on Virgo is by knowing its fundamental traits. Firstly, the energy of the earth element (together with the water element) forms and sustains life.
This element is also responsible for the process of creating or establishing cultures, traditions, and behaviors that endure through time. In addition to that, the earth element conserves energy as opposed to the fire element that tends to exhaust it.
Virgo finds relief and satisfaction in constant things. They tend to make every effort to find balance and achieve perfection. This trait can be a double-edged sword for this mutable earth sign.
How to Connect with the Earth Energy of Virgo and the King of Pentacles
Spend Time in Nature
The easiest way to connect with the earth’s energy is by spending time in nature. Although climbing mountains, exploring forests, or going to the beach sounds ideal, walking to the park or resting in your garden also works.
Wander around your street, observe how the leaves flutter in the wind, smell the flowers, try bird watching, and play with your pets or your neighbor’s. While immersing yourself in nature, it’s best to let go of all your negative thoughts and problems for a while.
After receiving the earth’s energy by doing various activities, it’s only natural to do something to express your gratitude. Do what you think works best for you. You can grow plants, volunteer in cleaning your community or use less plastic in your daily life.
Perform an Earth Meditation
In rituals and spiritual practices, the earth is referred to as the northern watchtower. The north direction symbolizes security, stability, and physicality. It’s also associated with the power to manifest.
You can deepen your connection with the earth by following the guided meditation below.
- Find a quiet, well-ventilated place where you can meditate.
- Take a seat on the floor and close your eyes.
- Breathe deeply three times. As you inhale, visualize white light from above entering the crown of your head where your seventh chakra is located. While exhaling, imagine the white light spreading to your whole body.
- As the white light reaches the soles of your feet, envision it extending to the ground and then to the core of the earth.
- Let the pure and stable energy of the earth climb up to the surface and back to your body. Feel the earth’s energy thrumming in your body and the air around you.
- To end the meditation, chant some affirmations. Doing this will enable you to access the earth’s energy and use it as you see fit.
- Now, you can slowly open your eyes. You may take some time to reflect and write your thoughts.
Do Grounding Exercises
The most effective way to ground yourself is through grounding or earth meditation. However, there are also other simple methods you can try, such as doing self-reflection.
Take some time to reflect and examine your life at the moment. If you experience physical, emotional, or mental stress daily, your overall health will be affected.
Determine what you need to regain your balance. Exercising, reading books, journaling, and making art are some things that can help you ground yourself.
As mentioned earlier, using both Tarot and Astrology in a psychic reading can provide a more in-depth insight into your situation. Professional psychics on this website can provide you with more information about tarot cards and their astrological associations.
It’s significant to note that the Tarot system incorporates various imagery and symbology in the cards. Aside from astrological associations and influences, experts can also read energies from other internal or external factors. Hence, although anyone with sufficient knowledge can perform a psychic reading, it’s best to consult a specialist with relevant experience.